My freshman year of high school was like something from a novel… Having struggled through my time in middle school (see Why I Rep Middle Grade), I transferred to a teeny tiny private school in hopes of starting fresh. Novel Point #1: I didn’t tell a soul from my old school. Sure, a couple of … Continue reading Why I Rep Young Adult
One of the most annoyingly difficult things I've tackled recently is writing a "short and sweet" submissions wish list for the agency site. Fortunately I have a blog! And I can ramble on about all of my submissions wishes for as long as I want here 🙂 So! This is my long-winded version of my … Continue reading Middle Grade Wish List: Extended Edition
When I was in middle school, I pretty much fit into two stereotypical roles. The first was the “fat kid.” Oh my gosh, guys, not only was I a five-foot-nothing, two hundred pound sixth grader, I was oh so fortunate as to get hit hard by the grease fairy: my hair was always shiny in a bad … Continue reading Why I Rep Middle Grade
As an agent, taking pitches is one of my favorite parts of the job. While the day is usually utterly draining and I always arrive home to concerned glances and “you look tired” comments, I adore talking with authors and seeing their nerves fall away as they start talking about a story they’re passionate about. … Continue reading Pitching an Agent: The Basics
Hey all, I've been totally blasting through my to do lists lately, so I figured I would share a few updates on where we're at. If you've sent me a query, partial or full and are wondering what's happening with that process here's a rundown of where I'm at in my submissions and a few … Continue reading Submissions Update!
As most of you probably know I grew up in a pretty small town. Population 3,000. Which I actually thought was respectably large until my college adviser called it "Mayberry." Small town living for me meant that every trip to the movie theater (20 miles away) or bookstore (40 miles away) was a huge deal. … Continue reading So You Want to Send me a Query…
Every year, starting about a week before October, when the weather here starts its 90 degrees on Tuesday but 67 degrees on Wednesday flip flop routine, I start rereading Lois Duncan's books. I don't think about it or plan what to read, I just always remember one and the rest fall in behind it. This year it … Continue reading Fall Thrillers Wishlist